OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the recipients of the 2017 Public Service Award of Excellence were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the federal public service.
Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, presented the awards at a ceremony in Ottawa, and congratulated recipients on their significant achievements.
During the ceremony, 26 awards were presented in the following categories:
- Outstanding Career
- Exemplary Contribution under Extraordinary Circumstances
- Exceptional Young Public Servants
- Excellence in Profession
- The Joan Atkinson Award for Public Sector Values in the Workplace
Every day, public servants across the Government of Canada are contributing to a culture of experimentation, innovation and change in order to deliver results for Canadians. The recipients of the Public Service Award of Excellence represent some of the best and brightest public servants, all of whom play an important role in helping the government to offer better and more efficient programs and services.
"Canada's public service was internationally recognized this year as the very best in the world. The winners of these awards exemplify the world-class qualities of our public servants, whose skills and talents so ably serve Canadians."
- The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board
"As Clerk of the Privy Council and Head of the Public Service, I take great pride in the work done every day by our public servants here in Canada and around the world. This year's recipients have achieved inspiring results by committing to excellence in service delivery, by embracing technology and innovation, and collaborating with public- and private-sector organizations across the country."
- Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
- A total of 131 recipients were recognized for their work in a variety of areas, including protecting Canada's land and marine borders, fighting climate change, and helping Canadians during natural disasters.
- The complete list of award recipients, as well as the profiles of recipients from the previous 2 years, are available on the Public Service Award of Excellence web page.
- The award is non-monetary and may be given to an individual or a team.
- Recipients are selected by a committee through nominations submitted from across the public service, using established criteria for each category.
SOURCE Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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